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On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Thomas L. ClarkSNOWFLAKE ROYAL: FACE CARDS REVEALED
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
Ever miss the maid cards in our current deck of cards? Snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark’s exhibition of royal snowflakes includes not only what we usually see in a deck of cards, but wild face cards of each suit, glorified face cards of each suit, and  the missing maids in the wild suit. A former U-M physician, Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake, has been exhibiting snowflakes at the University of Michigan Hospital since 1987. A free, how-to workshop on the making of these beautiful, pictorial snowflakes will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the gallery. If planning to attend the workshop, please bring scissors.  
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Lilli BlackburnBIRDS & BEASTS IN CLAY
Lilli Blackburn
Ann Arbor artist Lilli Blackburn creates functional and whimsical works in clay. She opened her studio, Grins Clay, because we all need a few more grins in life. In her work, pets in various humorous dilemmas find life in clay. The functional white ware is lighthearted, so simple tasks such as eating and drinking can be playful. Each vessel is individually handcrafted with animal companions, so the diner never eats alone!
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Saline Area SchoolsK-12 STUDENT GROUP SHOW
Saline Area Schools

This annual exhibit celebrates the emerging artistry of students from Saline Area Schools and provides a great opportunity to view exceptional works by young talent. Work from students in grades K-12 who are discovering and developing their artistic approach and technique will be displayed in both 2-D and 3-D galleries. The students explore themes as presented by many different teachers from all thirteen grades. All variety of mediums from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture are included in this exhibit.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Joyce LiebermanGARDENS: UN-STILL LIFE ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
Joyce Lieberman

Joyce Lieberman's “UNStill Life” acrylic paintings on canvas evoke traditional, still life flower arrangements that have grown beyond their staid vases to incorporate the space around them in a joyous, dynamic, swirling dance of color and energy. Some of her canvases retain their representational contexts, while others generate entirely new families of form and ecstatic expression. In beholding these works, the viewer leaves behind the everyday world to enter into the artist’s most exotic and fanciful daydreams. Lieberman studied with noted colorists Gerome Kamrowski and Mignonette Cheng of the U-M School of Art & Design.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
   


Marian ShortSEEKING DELIGHT, CREATING MAYHEM: WOODBLOCK PRINTS
Marian Short

Whether showing penguins alighting for far destinations or cake-loving monsters seizing desserts from innocents, Marian Short’s woodblock prints depict figures who are searching. Short explores the search for momentary pleasures and deeper meanings with bold lines and an off-kilter sense of humor. The playful prints reflect her fascination with picture books – especially the interplay between image and text, and her obsession with food! Over 10 years ago, she turned to printmaking as a low-tech antidote to a high-tech life. Short has shown her work in both local and national exhibitions.  
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
 


Beth NorthADORNMENT & INSPIRATION: JEWELRY
Beth North

Beth North creates jewelry in metal, precious stones, wood, and acrylic that inspires and empowers the wearer. Her designs are often stamped with words and phrases of encouragement, hope, and inspiration, so her jewelry is worn, read, and lived. “Few things in life are ever as rigidly structured as they might seem, and it’s this fluidity that really interests me,” says North. Using some of the earth’s most treasured elements, her work celebrates individuality and freedom, openness and intimacy – all things that are key to her way of life.  North has been making jewelry for 14 years and is based in Birmingham, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-February 6, 2012

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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On display December 12, 2011-April 9, 2012

Madeline NavarroARTISTIC TRAPPINGS: FIBER & BEADWORK
Madeline Navarro

Brighton, Michigan based artist Madeline Navarro expresses herself through the exploration of color, texture and space. Her wearable art is meant to blend and enhance the persona of the individual. She sees creativity as the sport of life, and animal fibers and other products of the earth as the best choice of medium. Navarro believes that engaging with the elements of Mother Nature, such as, silk, wool and stone on a daily basis helps the wearer to be nourished by artistic beauty.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-April 9, 2012
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Aussome Study GroupINSPIRED BY THE MASTERS: FIBER ART
Aussome Study Group

The Aussome Study Group is a collaborative forum used to exchange ideas, give critiques, and study materials and techniques. These Ortonville area artists are award-winning, international artists whose work has been commissioned, published and exhibited worldwide. This exhibit is a collection of diverse ideas and techniques inspired by master artists such as Van Gogh and Hundertwasser. Group members are Mary Andrews, Lois Ann Fulton, Karen Kiley Olson, Robbie Payne and Carol Tamasiunas.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 12, 2011-April 9, 2012
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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